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Watson named 2014 Ryder Cup captain

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Tom Watson was named captain of the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team Thursday.

Watson, 63, will be the oldest to captain to the team. He will serve for a second time, 21 years after the U.S. won at The Belfry in England, in 1993. Americans haven't won overseas since, and have won twice in that span.

"I was waiting for about 20 years to get the call," Watson told the "Today" show on Thursday, after the official announcement. "I loved it the first time. And I've been a great fan of the Ryder Cup. ... It's just a great honor to be able to do it again. I lived for that [Ryder Cup] pressure and lived underneath that pressure all my career. I just hope I can kind of set the table for these players to go out. Like I say, I'm the stage manager. I set the stage for them, and they go out and perform their act. In two years, I hope that we can get it done."

Watson has participated four times in the Ryder Cup as a player, and posted a 10-4-1 record on teams that went 3-0-1.
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